Social Security Benefits for Adult Children with Severe Disabilities: Part 3

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Income Resources:  In order to be eligible for Supplemental Security Income your child’s things they own and resources cannot exceed over $2,000.00.  Things like land, cash, bonds and stocks etc., or any money use to buy for his or her food and shelter.  If your adult child lives in the same home as you, it will not be counted against him or her as a resource.

How much can my adult child get from SSI?

Your adult child will receive $733.00 per month if approved and some states will provide an additional supplemental to SSI recipients.  However, if your child has an income that benefit amount will be different between countable income and the Federal benefit rate (FBR).  Below is an example.

For Example

Jane Doe is a 34 year-old woman who suffered a really bad stroke that left her badly disabled when she was at the age of 22.  Jane Doe lives with her parents who provide food and medical bills that are not covered by their healthcare insurance companyUnfortunately, Jane does not receive cash payments from her parents, and SSA will consider the value of shelter and food that is given to her as in-kind income.  However, SSA will rule in-kind income will be reduced to the maximum SSI benefit amount that a person will be entitled to 1/3 if you adult child is living with you or someone else and not contributing financially for shelter and foodIf Jane does not have another income for money to pay towards her medical bills will not be counted.  Jane federal monthly benefit income will be $496.34 after $236.66 subtract from $733.00.  Jane live in the state of Washington, that will provide $46.00 state supplement to Supplement Security Income recipients who live with someone else household beside their parents’ house, then Jane will receive a total SSI payment of $542.34 ($496.34 plus $46.00. 

Where does my child apply for benefits?

Your adult child can start an application online on the SSA’s websiteHowever, your adult child can be eligible for SSDI depends on his or her own work record Also, you can make an appointment with your local Social Security office to see if your adult child will be eligible for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Disability to see which one to apply for.  Please call your SSA at 1-800-772-1213 to find your local Social Security Office or you can visit the SSA’s website to look an office by your zip code.

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Social Security Benefits for Adult Children with Severe Disabilities: Part 1

When you child is under the age of 18 then they may be disabled, however, you do not have to consider your child’s disability whether if he or she qualifies for benefits and your dependent. You child’s disability benefits probably will stop at age 18 years old unless they are a full-time student in an elementary or high school, however, benefits can continue until age 19 or is disabled.

When you child is under the age of 18 then they may be disabled, however, you do not have to consider your child’s disability whether if he or she qualifies for benefits and your dependent. You child’s disability benefits probably will stop at age 18 years old unless they are a full-time student in an elementary or high school, however, benefits can continue until age 19 or is disabled.

In case your adult child is disable and can no longer do any significant amount of work, he or she may qualify and collect Supplement Security Income disability benefits or Social Security child benefits.

If your adult child who has a severely disability, however, your child might be eligible for disability benefits for either Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income. The sort of benefit is applicable to your young adult child depends on several circumstances such as if he or she worked before their disability, if they have an income or other financial resources, and how old he or she was when they became disabled.

Can My Adult Child Qualify for Social Security Disability Income?

In order for you adult child be eligible for SSDI benefits they must have paid taxes out of their paychecks to the Social Security Administration (SSA), it is like Social Security retirement. If your adult child never worked then they may eligible for Social Security child benefits due to their Social Security earnings history record or their parent’s earnings history record if you are a child.

  • If you child became disabled for his or her 22nd birthday
  • Your child is 18 years old or older
  • You child is not married (please read discussion below), and
  • If the parent who start receiving Social Security retirement or Social Security Disability benefits or a parent with qualifying work history credits or who dies

Also, these requirements you need to be able to prove your child have a medical condition that keeps him or her from obtaining substantial gainful activity (SAG) is what Social Security call it. However in 2016 SGA defined earnings to be $1,130 a month from working. To decide if you’re adult child can work, then SSA uses the same disability guidelines for adults who are disabled before age 22 years old is the same for a person who became disabled until adulthood.

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